Triple Crown Tracker: Derby alumni dominate in Ohio

Triple Crown Tracker: Derby alumni dominate in Ohio
Photo: JJ Zamaiko Photography

Tawny Port, White Abarrio, and Classic Causeway all made their first start since the Run for the Roses in the Grade 3, $500,000 Ohio Derby on June 25. Tawny Port, sent off as the 1.3-1 favorite in the field of eight, rallied to the lead in upper stretch and kept on to win by a length over White Abarrio. Classic Causeway, after an early pace battle, crossed the wire another 1 1/4 lengths back in third.

Tiz the Bomb returned to the work tab June 25 at Keeneland, where he breezed four furlongs on the dirt. Though it was his first workout since finishing ninth in the Kentucky Derby, he is expected to race July 9 in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby.

DerbyHorseLast RaceNotes
1Rich Strike6th, Belmont Stakes (G1)No works since last race
2Epicenter2nd, Preakness (G1)Worked 5f June 27 at Churchill Downs
3Zandon3rd, Kentucky Derby (G1)Worked 4f June 26 at Belmont
4Simplification6th, Preakness (G1)No works since last race
5Mo Donegal1st, Belmont Stakes (G1)No works since last race
6Barber Road7th, Belmont Stakes (G1)No works since last race
7Tawny Port1st, Ohio Derby (G3)No works since last race
8Smile Happy8th, Kentucky Derby (G1)No works since last race
9Tiz the Bomb9th, Kentucky Derby (G1)Worked 4f June 25 at Keeneland
10Zozos10th, Kentucky Derby (G1)No works since last race
11Classic Causeway3rd, Ohio Derby (G3)No works since last race
12Taiba12th, Kentucky Derby (G1)Worked 4f June 13 at Santa Anita
13Crown Pride (JPN)13th, Kentucky Derby (G1)No works since last race
14Happy Jack1st, Allowance Optional Claiming (June 19, CD)No works since last race
15Messier15th, Kentucky Derby (G1)Worked 4f June 11 at Keeneland
16White Abarrio2nd, Ohio Derby (G3)No works since last race
17Charge It17th, Kentucky Derby (G1)Worked 5f June 25 at Belmont
18Cyberknife1st, Matt Winn (G3)Worked 4f June 25 at Churchill Downs
19Pioneer of Medina19th, Kentucky Derby (G1)No works since last race
20Summer Is Tomorrow20th, Kentucky Derby (G1)No works since last race
SCREthereal Road6th, Ohio Derby (G3)No works since last race
SCRRattle N Roll3rd, Matt Winn (G3)No works since last race

After finishing off the board in the first two legs of the 2022 Triple Crown, Happy Jack dropped to allowance company and cut back to a sprint June 19 at Churchill Downs. The changes worked: Despite the far-outside post in a field of 12, Happy Jack tracked the pace, made his run in the lane, and held to win by half a length.

PreaknessHorseLast RaceNotes
1Early Voting1st, Preakness (G1)Worked 5f June 26 at Belmont
2Epicenter2nd, Preakness (G1)Worked 5f June 27 at Churchill Downs
3Creative Minister5th, Belmont (G1)No works since last race
4Secret Oath4th, Preakness (G1)Worked 5f June 27 at Churchill Downs
5Skippylongstocking3rd, Belmont (G1)No works since last race
6Simplification6th, Preakness (G1)No works since last race
7Armagnac7th, Preakness (G1)Worked 5f June 25 at Santa Anita
8Happy Jack1st, Allowance Optional Claiming (June 19, CD)No works since last race
9Fenwick9th, Preakness (G1)No works since last race

Just over two weeks out from the 2022 Belmont Stakes, the field is still regrouping before their campaigns for the rest of the year. None of the Belmont contenders has yet returned to the work tab or the entry box. But Mo Donegal and Nest are expected this summer at Saratoga, and Skippylongstocking is aiming toward the West Virginia Derby (G3).

BelmontHorseLast RaceNotes
1Mo Donegal1st, Belmont (G1)No works since last race
2Nest2nd, Belmont (G1)No works since last race
3Skippylongstocking3rd, Belmont (G1)No works since last race
4We the People4th, Belmont (G1)No works since last race
5Creative Minister5th, Belmont (G1)No works since last race
6Rich Strike6th, Belmont (G1)No works since last race
7Barber Road7th, Belmont (G1)No works since last race
8Golden Glider8th, Belmont (G1)No works since last race

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